Emmerdale star Chris Bisson has revealed that he is to become a dad for the first time.
The actor is expecting his first child in January with his partner Rowenna Finn, and coincidentally his soap character, Jai Sharma, is also set to become a dad.
Revealing his delight at his real-life news on This Morning, Chris said: “It’s very, very exciting. It’s running exactly at the same time as this storyline, so it’s been interesting.
“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s more fun in real life than it is on screen because on screen I’ve got loads of problems!”
Jai was shocked when he found out that he had gotten Rachel Breckle pregnant after their ill-advised one night stand behind his wife Charity’s back, but despite the infidelity, Chris still thinks that deep-down, Jai is a good man.
“He’s always been a good, likeable character,” explained Chris. “Good people do bad things. He wants to do the right thing by Rachel, he wants to do the right thing by Charity and more importantly, he wants to do the right thing by himself.
“He’s a good guy, [but] it’s a selfish thing. By trying to do the right thing by everyone, he’s helping no-one, and that’s going to be his downfall.”
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